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Government's £150 rebate scheme

Eligible households across Allerdale will begin to receive their £150 energy cost council tax rebate from today (Thursday 12 May). 
 
More than 40,000 households will receive a one-off payment, with the first batch of payments for those in council tax bands A to D who pay for their council tax via direct debit.
 
There are some households whose Direct Debit details have not been verified and these will follow on as soon as possible. Households who don’t pay by direct debit will receive letters containing information on how they can collect the rebate from their local post office in the coming weeks. 

Find out more about the rebate scheme.

Resilient Community Projects Fund

Grant funding is available for small projects run by community groups and organisations which support the objectives to support the Council’s approach to resilient communities within Allerdale. 

Grants of up to £5,000 can be used to fund a single small project or an initial contribution towards a larger project where the applicant intends to raise funds through other means.  

You can apply for funding by filling in an application form which can be found further down the page. Please read the criteria and guidance below and give as much detail as possible in your application form. 

Objectives

An application must support one of the following resilient communities objectives: 

  1. Promoting healthy active lifestyles
  2. Addressing community safety issues
  3. Addressing inequalities and hardship.

Criteria

Applications will be considered by three representatives of the Council's resilient communities working group and an appropriate portfolio holder.

Applicants should:

  • Demonstrate that the activity will meet one of the resilient communities objectives stated above. 
  • Detail how the activity will be inclusive and make a significant difference to the residents of Allerdale and how you will measure this. 
  • Detail the outcomes that will be measured.  
  • Detail how the proposal could be made sustainable. 
  • Be a community group, charity or not-for-profit organisation, which does not give potential sources of income to charity and has appropriate governance in place (constitution etc.) Evidence of this will be required. 
  • Have appropriate insurance and permissions in place. Evidence of this will be required. 
  • Have a bank or building society account in the name of the group or organisation with at least two unrelated signatories. Evidence of this will be required. 
  • Not make more than one application for a specific project in a single financial year. 
  • Should not have received or in the process of receiving other grant funding from the Council for the same or similar project. 

Please note:

  • The example agreement details the conditions attached to a grant award. This includes that a grant cannot be used to make a payment to members of its governing body or be used for the purchase of building or land 
  • Please note grants cannot be paid retrospectively
  • Where applications relate to physical activity schemes, grants cannot be made towards capital costs and the application must demonstrate that other funding options are not available..

Application process

To apply for a grant, please download and complete the application form below and email it to policy@allerdale.gov.uk

Application form

Applications to be received no later than 22 March 2022.

The application will require details on the following where applicable:

  • That the activity meets health and safety, young people/vulnerable adults safeguarding standards, operates in line with equality legislation, public liability insurance, constitution. 
  • Clearly demonstrate how you will meet the Council’s resilient communities objectives including outputs and outcomes to show how people will benefit 
  • Timescales of the activity 
  • Detail of how much is being asked for and how this has been calculated. 
  • If the proposal is part of other grant bids, please detail the proposal if the other funding is not secured. 
  • We may contact you to obtain missing information, documentation or for clarification. 
  • Please provide a copy of the constitution, evidence of a bank or building society account in the name of the group or organisation, copy of insurance certificate 
  • Copies of other supporting documentation may be required.

The decision will be made by the resilient communities working group and a relevant portfolio holder. Following the meeting, you will be informed in writing/by email if your application is successful or not.  

If successful, a grant agreement will be sent out which needs to be signed by both parties before grant monies will be released. 

Documented evidence of expenditure of the grant may be requested. 

Please be sure to read the example agreement found on this grant page. 

Please note an evaluation report will be required no more than six weeks after the project is completed. Please download and read the grant terms and conditions.

Example agreement

GDPR

Data Protection:Allerdale Borough Council takes your privacy seriously and your data will be used to administer and analyse grants and projects for research purposes. It will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). We may share your data internally or with partner organisations where necessary to administer the Fund, or where we are legally required to do so. The need to maintain confidentiality of vulnerable groups is recognised and their details will not be made public in any way, except as required by law. Failure to provide the necessary information may mean we are unable to process your funding application. We will not use your data for marketing purposes unless we have gained your consent to do so. You have a number of rights in relation to your data. If you want to exercise any of these rights then you can do so by contacting the Information Governance and Data Protection Officer, Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YJ (tel: 0303 123 1702 /email: foi@allerdale.gov.uk ) or by using the Individuals’ Rights form on our website. For further information please see the Privacy Notice and Individuals’ Rights page on our website. If you are dissatisfied with the way we have processed your data you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk .

Freedom of Information Act:The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives members of the public the right to request access to information that is held by local authorities, this includes information received from third parties, such as, although not limited to, grant applicants, grant holders and contractors. If information is requested under the Freedom of Information Act it will be released, subject to certain exemptions.

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